My house in Malta

photo by Liza Burney
My sister and I standing in front of our house

While visiting in Tarxien, we had to go back to our home. We visited the lady of the house, whose mom purchased this beautiful house from our mom. The windows in back of us are of the living room.  On the other side of the door was our bedroom. As a child, I sat on the stoop many times while my nana taught me to crochet and knit.

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A ride in “old Malta”

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an old photograph – riding a donkey in the Maltese countryside

Here I am, as a child, over 60 years ago.  We enjoyed these rides taken to visit relatives far from the cities.

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The Temples in Tarxien

photo by Anne Pflug
Megalithic Temple

This temple, dating from around c.4,000 to 2,500 BC is located close to the place where I lived in Tarxien.  In fact, my friends and I used to play among the now protected and untouchable rocks when we were young children. This was before they became tourist attractions. I still remember seeing blood stains, from sacrifices on the altar rocks.

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Another view of Sliema

photo by Anne Pflug
From the rooftop, Sliema looks just like any other tourist city.

Another view of Sliema, the tourist Mecca of Malta from the roof of our hotel.  You can see the Promenade, hugging the Mediterranean and the many buildings built to accommodate the tourists who flock to this beautiful place. In the background, one can see more cranes, building more high-rises in a never ending battle to encourage more visitors to this tiny island.

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A Maltese Balcony

photo by Anne Pflug
a Maltese Balcony

Wherever you look in Malta, you will see a variety of balconies.  Some are made of wood and usually enclosed (see the various street scenes) while others are created by combining designs made out of metal.  The Maltese love to spend part of their day sitting in their balconies.  They enjoy the fresh air and seeing the activities outside their home. And, there is usually a cat or a dog enjoying the outside with them.

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Carozzin

photo by Anne Pflug
a leisurely method of transportation

When I was a child, we traveled everywhere by carozzin  as cars were not generally available yet, in Malta. Now, tourists use the carozzins as a relaxing way to travel short distances. They are available at all of the tourists attractions.

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View from Mdina

photo by Anne Pflug
View from Mdina

Mdina, the first capital of Malta, was built on a hill overlooking the countryside in the center of the island.  The bastions, which  surround the city, are perfect for protection in those times when invaders were trying to conquer Malta.  The solid high walls and locked gates were the major protection in Medieval times and the bastions enhanced this security. It is obvious that anyone on ‘guard duty’ on these bastions would be alerted to an oncoming attack.    This peaceful countryside may have been witness to many battles long ago.

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